Tag Archives: soul

are phoenix
Hot Artist Alert: Aroe Phoenix Uses Pain for Good on Bouncy New Single “Cansar en Paz”—Alba EP Drops Aug. 16

“Music is that kind of thing that continues to pour into your soul and never takes anything from you,” said Aroe Phoenix, a trilingual singer-songwriter based in L.A. Born in Los Angeles and raised for most of her adolescence in México, Aroe Phoenix’s precious voice adds to the mystique of her altogether fresh take on […]

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Zoe Elaine |
adeline "9"
Get lost in Adeline’s smoothly soulful “9”

French-Caribbean singer, bassist and producer Adeline just released her lush new single “9″ and it’s the ultimate easy listening offering. Serenading us with warm, silky vocals hovering atop classic instrumentation, this soulful release is a true treasure. The track examines the lasting affects of trauma and how that spills over to intimacy. Adeline reveals, “Too […]

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Chloe |
Mereba drops shimmering new single “Rider”
Mereba drops shimmering new single “Rider”

R&B singer Mereba returns with her entrancing new offering “Rider.” The sultry, soothing single immediately hooks you in. Through soft, velvety beats and warm vocals, Mereba boldly sings of stepping out of her comfort zone to discover a real love that is built to last. The chilled out, atmospheric production transports listeners to a relaxed […]

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Chloe |
Claim Your “Space” With Audrey Nuna’s Latest Single, Signaling More to Come in 2021

When you have had it with everyone and everything, sneak away to spend some time with Audrey Nuna’s latest release “Space”. The first generation Korean-American artist has become known for her advanced flow, with sucker-punch singles like “damn Right” and “Comic Sans,” but “Space” shows her range. The newest cut lacks rapping altogether, instead favoring […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Press Play: Dua Saleh’s New Single “Body Cast” Mourns Those Killed by Police

A protest song is a genre that transcends sound, and the diverse outcries this year continue to ring out. Even the sound of Minneapolis’ own Dua Saleh has varied since their last single, “Umbrellar,” which appeared on Grimy Goods’ Best New Songs Playlist in April. The Sudanese artist’s new cut is a portrait of police […]

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Zoe Elaine |
New Single “Treat You Right” by Yellow Days Is Meant for a Summer Fling

The new single from Yellow Days would never do you wrong. Known as “Treat You Right,” it is the first glimpse we have into the sounds that the artist born George van den Broek has been cooking Stateside; while in LA, he laid down grooves with more than a few accomplished collaborators who themselves have […]

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Zoe Elaine |
joshua and the holy rollers
Premiere: Joshua And The Holy Rollers give you ‘What You Need’ with saucy new single

Thundering drums usher in energetic vocals in Joshua and the Holy Rollers new single, ‘What You Need.’ The song comes as a teaser off of their upcoming EP ‘Patience,’ due December 6th. Be sure to catch the magnetic boy band on tour next month – dates below. ‘What You Need’ serves electric blues rock on […]

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Ari |
First Annual Future Sounds Festival Celebrates Soul at the Historic Baker Street Viaduct

Over the weekend, the coolest venue in the city hosted a brand new music festival, Future Sounds, featuring some of the most soulful up-and-coming acts. The Viaduct glowed, not only from the lights and projections but also from the dazzling event happening just below. Kensington Presents put the shindig together, featuring mostly local artists, with […]

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Groovy Rock Goddess, Chazzy L., Brings The Party To Club TeeGee, Celebrating Her Newest Single, ‘Floating’

“If I was a stripper, and let me tell you…this would be my opening song” – Chazzy L.

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wolf bay music
Premiere: Can’t Shake the Grooves in Wolf Bay’s New Single

You know Wolf Bay as a skilled rocker, with agile fingers that soar across the fretboard. Yet his new single “Shakin’ You Off”, mixed by Grey Goon and engineered and produced by Dean Passarella himself (aka Wolf Bay), may not be quite what you’re expecting—it’s a smooth, R&B number. Overall, it is not as much […]

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Zoe Elaine |
arqestry
Hot Artist Alert: Arqestry — lo-fi pop for the soul

Cozy up to Arqestry’s new single “Beaches” Up-and-coming producer / singer-songwriter, Arqestry has premiered a sexy space jam titled “Beaches.” Written, recorded, and produced by Arqestry, “Beaches” takes you on a smooth ride full of lush atmospherics, delicate whispers and a plethora of synth sonics. It’s the kind of song you want soundtracking a chill […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
jonny kosmo
Premiere: Jonny Kosmo’s New Single “Jessica Triangle” Promotes Community—See Him at Highland Park Ebell on Feb 27

Songwriting depends on hyperbole. The most common topic, love, is only spoken of at the extreme. We have the classic Dolly Parton line, “I will always love you,” which is the polar opposite of Cher’s sentiment: “Do you believe in life after love?” The feeling will either stay forever or kill you, according to these […]

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Zoe Elaine |
francine thirteen
Interview: Francine Thirteen Reclaims Her Vices Ahead of Her Show at the Standard

To understand ritual pop artist Francine Thirteen, one must open up to ideas of feminism that would make the virtuous cringe. Francine Thirteen wants to recontextualize and redefine lust and power, two aspects of womanhood that have been exploited in centuries past.  Ahead of her performance next week at the Standard, we were able to […]

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kelsey lu
Kelsey Lu Proves She’s on the Verge of Stardom at the Moroccan Supported by FUPU

For a Tuesday night, the Moroccan Lounge was buzzing particularly loudly. Kelsey Lu is a significant draw for audiences, with her growing reputation as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. She began as a cellist, studying classical composition as early as age six. Her mind continues to dip into that well of knowledge, giving her a unique […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Doug DeLuca
Video Premiere: Doug DeLuca Hits the Mark With Debut Single

If you’re having doubts about your success or lack thereof, Doug DeLuca’s new music video for “Hit Your Mark” will cheer you up. It tells the story of a door-to-door vacuum salesman trying to score a sale from a married woman who is more interested in scoring…other things. The track’s punctuated guitar work and echoing […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Vector Xing
Song Premiere: Vector Xing Mourns Innocent Black Lives Lost on New Single, “Funeral”

The first the world heard from the duo Vector Xing was a subdued lounge pop EP released in 2015 called 440Hz. It was comprised of synth-based tracks sporting simple, bold blocks of color for cover art and featured a haunting voice belonging to Stevan Cablayan. He has grown significantly in the past two years, both […]

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Twin Temple
Twin Temple make even more goth sparkles with new single “Let’s Hang Together”

Los Angeles goth doo-wop duo, Twin Temple have risen with yet another delectable track. The band just shared the swoon worthy single titled “Let’s Hang Together.” Chock-full of seducing brass and groovy guitars, Twin Temple live up to their Motown-inspired sound. Aside from the pleasurable vibes of “Let’s Hang Together,” we’re also diggin’ on the […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
JAYMES YOUNG
Jaymes Young announced headline date at Troubadour, debut LP FEEL SOMETHING out 6/23

Jaymes Young has announced a Los Angeles headline date at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Tuesday, July 11th. The Seattle-born and Los Angeles-based musician is touring in support of his highly anticipated debut album FEEL SOMETHING. The album arrives everywhere on Friday, June 23rd via Please Rewind/Atlantic Records. While Young first grabbed the attention […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Twin Temple
Video Premiere: Twin Temple take us to the church of satanic doo-wop with video for “Girl Trouble”

After hearing Twin Temple’s soulfully wicked single “Girl Trouble” and catching the stunning duo live at the Bootleg Theater, we were kind of enamored by the band. That, and we’re sure they put their sultry spell on us. The married couple made up of Alexandra and Zachary James are a striking pair, and we’re not just […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
The Staves at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever shot by Danielle Gornbein
The Staves enamor L.A. fans (and ghosts) at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Tuesday night served for a lovely night of music at the very intimate Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Guests filled in the dimly lit concert hall to enjoy the musical stylings of British sister act trio, The Staves.  Starting the night off was 24-year-old vocalist and harpist, Mikaela Davis. From Rochester, New York. This […]

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Danielle Gornbein |